Piggy Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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When a person reads a book, he or she may notice certain objects or characters throughout that book. These characters or objects may be known as symbols. By definition symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, there are various symbols in the book, but there is only symbol that I want to write about. Piggy is a main character in this book and his pair of glasses symbolize discovery, power, and safety. First, the glasses symbolizes discovery. Piggy is the short, intellectual, guy in the story that wears the glasses. Shortly after he arrived at the island, Piggy and another fellow British boy discover one another and soon become acquaintances. Piggy and Ralph realize that there are other people on the island and need to assemble a meeting in some sort of fashion. Piggy soon discovers a shell over in the distance and recalls a different time that he had seen it. “S’right. It’s a shell! I seen one like that before. On someone’s back wall. A conch he called it. He used to blow it and then his mum would come. It’s ever so valuable.” stated Piggy (15). Without piggy and his glasses, and let’s not forget…show more content…
The first things the boys do, or anyone would do, is think of ways for other people to notice them on the island. “There’s another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire.” enforced Ralph (38). We have already discovered that the only way the civilized British boys know how to make a fire, as of now, is with Piggy’s glasses. His glasses represent rescue because without them there would be no way to produce a signal for other nearby humans to see. It can also be seen as rescue because as stated before the glasses are the only way to start a fire and the fire rescues the kids from the night and all its
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